Minneapolis is preparing for President Trump’s scheduled visit to Target Center on Thursday. Carleton College political analyst Steven Schier says there’s a reason Trump is coming to Minnesota so early in the lead up to the election…

“The president has targeted Minnesota as one of the four states that went for Hillary Clinton in 2016 that he could possibly flip and carry in 2020–it’s a high political priority for him.”

Schier says even though Minneapolis is not what you would call “a Trump city,” the president stands to get a lot of attention from the visit through publicity and media coverage of the event in the metro.